Guide to Effective Reviews
Effective review team meetings require team members to:
- Come prepared with information on the deaths to be reviewed
- Share their information openly and honest
- Seek solutions instead of blame
At each case review, members should seek to answer:
- Is the investigation complete, or should we recommend further investigation? If so, what more do we need to know?
- Are there services we should provide to family members, other children and other persons in the community as a result of this death?
- Could this death have been prevented and if so, what risk factors were involved in this child’s death?
- What changes in behaviors, technologies, agency systems and/or laws could minimize these risk factors and prevent another death?
- What are our best recommendations for helping to make these changes?
- Who should take the lead in implementing our recommendations?
- Is our review of this case complete or do we need to discuss it at our next meeting?